On April 14, 2018, convenience store surveillance video shows 23-year-old Delos Pierre Gallon physically assaulting his girlfriend. In the process, he snatches the girlfriend’s 4-month-old cocker spaniel puppy and slams it to the ground killing it. Gallon should be considered armed and dangerous. Contact the San Francisco Police Department at (415) 575-4444.
Munchausen syndrome by proxy is a form of abuse where the caregiver delibrately makes the recipient ill in order to gain sympathy and attention from others. The recipient in this case is a cocker spaniel named Florence. Georgina Bretman was convicted of causing unecessary suffering to Florence–the first case of its kind in Scotland. In 2011, Florence recieved emergency care several times for vomiting and seizures. Veterinarian Lesley Herd became suspicious. “Because of the pattern of collapse and low blood glucose on each occasion, and the fact that the dog was normal between episodes, I was suspicious insulin had been administered to the dog.”
The fact Bretman is a veterinary technician is deeply troubling. She happended to work in the same clinic with Herd. Bretman was fired from her position. Florence was rehomed and is doing well. Bretman returns to court for sentencing this month.
Milwaukee man Zachary Senner was charged with felony mistreatment of an animal in the stabbing and bludgeoning of his brother’s and sister-in-law’s cocker spaniel. His brother Elijah Senner and wife asked him to “get rid of the dog” named Brandy. At first Zachary abandoned Brandy in street but she returned to the residence on 2735 S 10th Street. Zachary then stabbed Brandy and ditched the body only to have her return home once again. The Senner family hoped Brandy would bleed to death but she didn’t so Zachary stabbed Brandy multiple times until she died.
Senner remains in the Milwaukee County Jail with bail set at $1,000. If convicted Senner could face 7 1/2-and-a-half years in prison.
David Mogil owner of Damn Yankees restaurants was convicted of aggravated animal cruelty for an incident that occurred November 10, 2014. On that day, 3 electricians working across the street witnessed Mogil beat his girlfriend’s cocker spaniel outside on a balcony. The beating was so savage one electrician yelled, “Dude, what the hell?” The electricians said they heard the dog yelping in pain, one compared to the sound of a dogfight. Mogil went back in the apartment after being seen. Mogil came out on the balcony again. That’s when a security guard saw “Lil” leap off the balcony hitting the pavement below.
Cocker spaniel Coco Lily has since recovered and has a new owner. Mogil remains jailed for striking a police officer.
On June 28th around 10pm, Lora Panossian was walking her 5 year-old cocker spaniel Ginger in Chrocheron Park. Two men approached Panossian taking interest in Ginger. “They were friendly…asking questions about my dog, so I didn’t think anything of it.” While one man petted Ginger the other “sucker” punched Panossian in the stomach. She collapsed from the blow while the two men made off with Ginger.
Sadly, Ginger’s body was discovered two days later in a pond. Panossian felt traumatized by the incident and was unable to work. “It’s a safe area. I’m completely blown away that this happened,” she said.